Twitch Shows Off New Chat Feature, content creators will soon be able to pin chat messages to the front of the chat box, according to this week’s edition of the Patch Notes. Using this tool, streamers may keep messages that might otherwise be lost in the conversation scroll by pinning them to their chat windows, whether they are their own or messages from the community. Although the functionality has already been hinted at, we now know more about how it will function.
Additionally, it’s not difficult to understand how it operates considering that all it actually does is pin a message to the chat box. The pinned chat functionality is demonstrated in the segment from the Patch Notes episode below, when someone chose a message from their chat and clicked the new “Pin Message” button that will be available next to the “Reply” option. When a message was pinned, it was visible at the top of the chat window for a brief period of time before viewers may expand or collapse it.
Why would someone wish to make a chat message visible to others by pinning it to their window? Given that this initial use of the pinned chat functionality is an experiment, Twitch says it is interested in learning the answers to that query. With this test, which will launch in September for a few channels, “the possibilities are unlimited,” according to Twitch product manager Emilio Cuartero
This new chat trial will be introduced to some channels in September, according to Cuartero. “We’re going to make the most of this opportunity to thoroughly understand the use cases you suggested. We want to find out how to keep improving those capabilities so that we can best meet the demands that people have for this tool because, as you know, the possibilities are unlimited.”
Pinned messages will be available on both the mobile app as well as the browser version of Twitch during the experiment, but only people performing the pinning will be able to do so when they’re there.
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Look for pinned messages to maybe start appearing in streams based on which Twitch channels you frequently watch. Twitch’s new chat feature will start to roll out to some channels in Sept.
Twitch’s new chat feature will start to roll out to some channels in Sept. Pinned messages will be available on both the mobile app as well as the browser version of Twitch. Only those performing the pinning will be able to do so while they’re logged in.